Department of Regional NSW
Animal, Wallaby, Kangaroo, Mammal, Wildlife, Antelope

Hatchery Attendant Guide

Hatchery Attendant Guide

  • 494242
  • Animal Care
  • Environmental
  • Ongoing Part time role – 17.5 hours per week
  • Located in beautiful Ebor at the Dutton Trout Hatchery
  • Base salary range from $47,347pa to $63,277 (depending on qualifications, skills & experience)


Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion


The Regional NSW Cluster welcomes and encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. The Department of Regional NSW provides dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require a reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.


About the Role


In your new role as Hatchery Attendant located in Ebor, you will assist with the general operations of the DPI Fisheries Dutton Trout Hatchery salmonid fish production and stocking programs and undertake quality guided educational tours of the hatchery for members of the public.


Specifically, you will undertake fish breeding, maintain hatchery records, implement fish genetic and disease control procedures and transport and stock fish. You will also maintain hatchery plant and equipment including ponds, tanks, pumps and filtration systems, hatchery grounds, operational and financial records and complete minor repairs to mechanical equipment. This role also requires administrative support services including accurate and timely compiling of documents, filing, data entry, banking and payment of invoices as required.


About YOU:


  • YOU will be customer-focused with exceptional communication skills.
  • YOU will have experience in salmonid hatchery production and fish stocking
  • YOU will have experience in administration support
  • YOU will have experience in the maintenance and operation of water re-circulation systems and small machinery
  • YOU will have the ability and willingness to work collaboratively under a variety of hydrological and climatic conditions
  • YOU will hold a current NSW Class C Drivers Licence


This is a great opportunity to combine your passion for fisheries with your outstanding customer service skills and expert fisheries and operational maintenance experience. 


Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)?


Exciting career pathways and opportunities

We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government.



Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people.


Our people:  

Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including - public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of regional NSW, we invite you to become part of our story.


Apply now:

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter telling us why you’re a great fit.


To find out more about this role CLICK HERE to view the role description or please contact Paul Sheather on 


Applications close on Sunday 2nd May 2021


A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.


Closing date: May 02, 2021

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